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Cattle Industry News By Category: Water

07 March 2013
Flukicide Resistance Poses Problems After Wet Summers
Well managed farms with a history of flukicide use are noting a developing resistance to Triclabendazole, the only product on the market capable of dealing with liver fluke in the earliest stages of infection....
06 March 2013
Margins Drop as Drought Hits Northland
NEW ZEALAND – The Ministry for Primary Industries has issued adverse event declaration for the Northland area as drought conditions have started to take their toll on farm production and profit....
19 February 2013
Farms to Fall Under Rural Water Programme
AUSTRALIA - The Western Australian Farmers Federation (Inc.) (WAFarmers) is calling for the expansion of the State Rural Water Program to include farm businesses connected to the Integrated Water Supply Scheme (IWSS)....
15 February 2013
Texans Urged to Save 40 Gallons of Water Daily
US - The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is strengthening its challenge to Texans to save millions of gallons of water annually as well as money on their monthly water bills....
11 February 2013
CattleFax: Liquidation Permeates All US Cattle Segments
ANALYSIS - US-based CattleFax analysts told attendees at the National Cattlemen's Beef Association conference that beef cow liquidation at the cow-calf level has permeated every segment of the US cattle and beef industry, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCattleSite...
30 January 2013
Forage Specialist Offers Methods of Coping with Drought
US - With a drought as severe as last summer's, the long-lasting effects require long-term adaptations from producers who are working with the limited water supply....
23 January 2013
Livestock Operations Need to Assess Water Needs
US - Producers who plan to start or expand a livestock operation need to think about water before moving forward, writes Jason Vance, Senior Information Specialist at University of Missouri Cooperative Media Group....
17 January 2013
Virginia Adopts Water Strategy to Address Quality Concerns
US - The Department of Environmental Quality and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) will be implementing a new strategy to proactively address potential water quality concerns that may arise on small farms that raise...
Fertiliser Effects Being Tackled by Joint Programme
CANADA - The Province of Manitoba, the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI) and Keystone Agriculture Producers (KAP) have signed a 4R Nutrient Stewardship memorandum of understanding (MOU) that formalizes a joint commitment to support agriculture production...
16 January 2013
Cooler Weather and Fodder Scheme Combine to Save Farmers
AUSTRALIA – Cooler weather and the establishment of a fodder donation register by New South Wales Farmers (NSWF) is helping to control the damaging effects of a wild fire spread over parched land....
14 January 2013
South Island Fire Warning Issued
NEW ZEALAND - Prolonged hot periods without rain have lead to fires breaking out in areas of the north South island which has caused disturbance to rural properties and concern across rural organisations. ...
11 January 2013
Storage Importance Stressed as Rains Fail to Reach All Areas
NEW ZEALAND - The importance of regional water storage has been made clear recently as recent Southland and West Coast rains have not reached parts of Gisborne and Hawke's bay where river levels remain critical....
09 January 2013
Governments Help Ontario Farmers Find Sustainable Water Management Solutions
CANADA - The governments of Canada and Ontario are making a joint investment to help producers adopt innovative and sustainable on-farm water management practices. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs...
08 January 2013
Livestock at Risk from Toxic Algae Outbreak
NEW ZEALAND - Farmers and the general public using the Wairarapa river have been warned to safeguard animals against a toxic algae outbreak....
07 January 2013
Drainage Ditches Can Help Clean Up Field Runoff
US - Vegetated drainage ditches can help capture pesticide and nutrient loads in field runoff, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists report....
04 January 2013
Fertiliser Application Rule Protects Farmers
US - A new set of fertiliser application regulations from the Office of the Indiana State Chemist helps ensure proper nutrient management and protects farmers and the environment, a Purdue Extension beef specialist says....
28 December 2012
Maize Predicted to be Better than Expected
FRANCE - “Despite the exceptionally challenging growing season, much of the maize harvested this year will feed better than you think,” says Robin Turner, Caussade Semences maize specialist....
Welfare Group Criticises Queensland Graziers
AUSTRALIA - Animal rights group PETA have called for north Queensland farmers to be prosecuted if animals die of dehydration and starvation....
Hay Beats Pasture Grass in Dry Spells
US - The dry summer of 2012 posed challengers to American ranchers who observed that pasture grass suffered more than grass in hay fields. ...
27 December 2012
Environmental Concerns over Zinc in Feed
EU - While expressing no concerns to consumers over the use of zinc oxide as a feed additive, an expert panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded that there is a potential environmental concern related to groundwater, drainage and...
18 December 2012
Mississippi River Faces Shipping Closure
US - Following this year's drought, water levels on the Mississippi River are so low that shipping may have to to stop, disrupting transportation of a whole range of important products, including grain, fodder and fertilisers. ...
Ministers Hear Call on Drought
AUSTRALIA - New South Wales (NSW) Farmers welcomed a decision today by the Standing Council on Primary Industries that it will develop an in-drought business support proposal for consideration as part of a new drought policy....
Secretary Announces Pilot Water Programme
US - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's measures to open conservation land to emergency haying and grazing during the 2012 drought freed up a record 2.8 million acres and provided as much as $200...
17 December 2012
China to Enhance Food, Water Safety
CHINA - China is to intensify supervision of food and water safety in the coming year....
11 December 2012
Governments Deliver Assistance for Producers Affected by Drought
CANADA - Livestock producers in Quebec will receive transportation assistance from federal and provincial governments to relieve financial pressures caused by this summer's dry growing conditions....
30 November 2012
US, Mexico Sign Landmark Water-Sharing Agreement
GLOBAL - The US and Mexico have signed a landmark agreement by which the two countries will share and manage water from the Colorado River, allowing them to better respond to drought and other environmental challenges, writes Carlos Navarro, SourceMex. ...
Disputes Continue over One-Plan Policy
NEW ZEALAND - A Wellington businessman, Gareth Morgan, has criticised farmers for their reaction to One Plan, a region wide plan guiding the management of resources in the Horizons region....
29 November 2012
NSW Govt Threaten to Limit Water Buy Back Amount
AUSTRALIA - The New South Wales Government has intensified water issues in the light of the Murray-Darling Basin plan, saying it will impose a limit on water buybacks from January, if state and federal governments don't commit to a cap....
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